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Lawan bags Senate leadership award, Senator Bamidele honoured with the Legislative Activism award.

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, bagged two awards – the Parliamentary Leadership for Good Governance and Budget cycle restoration.

The awards presentation and dinner was organised by the Press Corps of the Senate in Abuja on Monday.

Similarly Ekiti Central Senator and Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, bagged the Legislative Activism award.

Other senators also bagged awards with the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Sen. Ajibola Basiru, conferred with the Parliamentary Image Defender award.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Sen. Jibrin Barau, won the Budget Cycle Restoration Facilitator award

The category of award for the governors was tagged “Ambassadors of the Senate Award”. The recipients were Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa.

In his remarks, Lawan listed the achievements so far recorded by the 9th Senate to include 100 per cent implementation of the 2020 budget.

He said the feat was made possible by the efforts of the 9th National Assembly that resulted in the normalisation of the budget cycle to fit into the January to December calendar year.

He announced that the Senate would from 2022, institute awards for parliamentary reporting and also parliamentary reporting course for journalists at the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS).

Lawan said, “While good governance is a work in progress, it requires a painstaking feedback process, to appreciate loopholes and for efforts towards blocking them.

“These loopholes can be evident through the need to carry our outstanding responsibilities, in fulfilling our mandate of legislation, appropriation and oversight, and in ensuring they lead to improved welfare of the people.

“This government has long made a commitment to good governance by emphasising the values of accountability and transparency to minimise or eliminate waste.”

Diri who spoke on behalf of the governors appreciated the organisers and said he remained committed to the tenets of democracy.

 

 

 

 

Muyiwa Bamidele with Agency Reports

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President Tinubu To Address Joint Sitting Of National Assembly Tomorrow

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As part the event to commemorate 25 years of unbroken democracy and Legislature in Nigeria, there will be joint sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday 29 May, 2024.

This is contained in a statement by clerk to the national Assembly Sani Magaji Tambuwal and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The statement indicates that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will address the joint sitting on state of the nation and also flag off the National Assembly Library.

Senators and Honourable Members are expected to be seated by 9am.

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Sanusi Reinstated As Emir Of Kano

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Four years after Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as the Emir of Kano, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has reinstated him to the throne.

“With the full support of the kingmakers, I have approved the reappointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido,” the governor said to cheers at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House around 5:16 pm on Thursday.

He announced the decision right after signing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by Governor Yusuf’s predecessor Abdullahi Ganduje.

It was based on the law that Ganduje split the Kano Emirate into five in December 2019 and deposed the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on March 9, 2020. The emirates created by the Ganduje administration were Karaye, Bichi, Rano, and Gaya, in addition to Kano.

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FG Offers 2-Month Free Ride On Abuja Light Rail

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The federal government has offered 2-month free ride services to passengers on the Abuja Light rail after its inauguration on Monday.

Nyesom Wike, The FCT Minister, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a ministerial press briefing on the one year in office of President Bola Tinubu.

He said President Tinubu would inaugurate the rail project on Monday, while it would start commercial services on Tuesday.

“For those who are saying that the rail system had already been commissioned, don’t make a mistake. What was earlier commissioned was the building. What we want to commission on Monday is commercial operations.

“If you are going to the airport, from here to airport is 20 minutes. Seeing is believing. Go on Tuesday. We are going to allow for free rides for two months.

“You know, Mr. President, he can even say extend it to six months just to reduce the pain of our people. That is renewed hope agenda. When you say something, you do it,” Wike said.

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